CO-NO. 1 SEEDS FRYE AND HOLT ADVANCE TO 4th ROUND AT
131st ANNUAL PACIFIC COAST MEN’S DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP
Co-No. 1 Seeds Smith and De Villiers Eliminated in 3rd Round Action
LA JOLLA, Calif. – (March 6, 2020) – One co-No. 1 seeded team easily advanced, while the other co-No. 1 seed was ousted on a busy day at the 131st Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship, which saw over 100 matches completed at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. The co-No. 1 seeded team of Bradley Frye and Brandon Holt of USC defeated Ian Freer and Nikolai Parodi of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 8-3 in their second-round match. Later in the afternoon, they dominated the 16th seeded team of Nick Nienhaus and David Samardzija from San Diego Christian College 8-2 in a third-round encounter.
Frye and Holt will take on the eighth-seeded independent team of Adam Schaechterle of Hartland, Wis., and Tassilo Schmid of Malibu, Calif., in the fourth round on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (PST). Following his third-round victory, Holt, who lost in last year’s final, spoke about how special it was to play at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.
“This place is probably the best get-away for all of these schools to come down here. This is the tournament that everyone looks forward to,” he said. “We’re in the hustle and bustle of playing dual matches and we get to come here and relax at one of the best clubs. We’re near the ocean with some of the best weather in the world.”
Holt, a four-time All-American from Rolling Hills, Calif., is in his senior year at USC. He is the son of Tracy Austin, a two-time US Open champion and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. “This is always a great tournament. It’s a different atmosphere than dual matches for sure. It’s relaxed here and the level of sportsmanship is very high. We’re having a good time. A lot of smiles on the court,” Holt added. “It would be awesome to get a doubles win here. We’re the No. 1 seeds, but that really doesn’t make or break the tournament. At the end of the day, coming to (La Jolla) is a treat.” In the lower half of the draw, co-No. 1 seeds Keegan Smith of UCLA and UCLA Assistant Coach Johannes (Rikus) de Villiers received a first-round bye. However, after defeating Will Coad and Jayson Barros of Boston College 8-1 in their second-round match, Smith and De Villiers were eliminated in the third round as they dropped an 8-4 decision to 10th seeded Filip Kolasinski and Alexandre Rotsaert of Stanford. To view the updated Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship draw, click here.
The starting times for each day of the tournament will be as follows: Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 – 9 a.m. (All times PST). La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club welcomes tennis spectators to view the tournament with free admission. On-site parking is available for a nominal fee. Fans can tune-in RadioTennis.com each day of the tournament at 10 a.m. (PST) to listen to live audio play-by-play of the day’s matches on Court No. 1 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Tennis broadcaster Ken Thomas will provide live web cast commentary at https://radiotennis.com/.
Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club La Jolla, Calif. Friday’s Results Men’s Doubles Third Round Bradley Frye and Brandon Holt (1), USC, def. Nick Nienhaus and David Samardzija (16), SDCC, 8-2 Filip Kolasinski and Alexandre Rotsaert (10), STAN, def. Keegan Smith and Johannes de Villiers (1), UCLA, 8-4 Scoville Jenkins and Matej Vocel (2), OSU, def. Jack Katzman and Robert Liu, CMS, 8-4 Stefan Dostanic and Jake Sands (3), USC, def. Gennady Burakovsky and Gereon Heitmann, BC, 8-1 Second Round Bradley Frye and Brandon Holt (1), USC, def. Ian Freer and Nikolai Parodi, CMS, 8-3 Keegan Smith and Johannes de Villiers (1), UCLA, def. Will Coad and Jayson Barros, BC, 8-1 Nick Nienhaus and David Samardzija (16), SDCC, def. Samuel Komis and Daniel Li, WUSTL, 8-1 Dominic Barretto and Paul Barretto (9), CAL, def. David Hough and Daniel Traxler, SDSU, 8-5 Adam Schaechterle, Hartland, Wis., and Tassilo Schmid (8), Malibu, Calif., def. Michael Abagyan, La Jolla, and Tejas Gupta, Del Mar, 8-2 Nathan Arimilli, Austin, Texas, and Philip Martin, Los Altos, Calif., def. Kai Brady, Redondo Beach, Calif., and Sean Holt, Rolling Hills, Calif., 8-6 Henry Bilicic, Chicago, and Tim Kopinski (10), Palos Hills, Ill., def. Avery Bicks, and Charles Stark, Pomona, Calif., 8-4 Daniel DeJonge and Adrian Oetzbach (11), PEPP, def. Ben Goldberg and Maximilian Wild, UCI, 8-2 Tyler Browne, Walnut Creek, Calif., and Nicholas Brunner (4), San Francisco, def. Trent Miller, San Diego, and Jeffrey Tarango, Manhattan Beach, Calif., 8-1 Stefan Dostanic and Jake Sands (3), USC, def. Aaron Bailey and Daniel Gealer, UCI, 8-1 Ignacio Martinez and Rafael Gonzalez Almazan, SDSU, def. Ian Habbestad and Jake Williams, CMS, 8-4 Bruce Man Son Hing, Calabasas, Calif., and Tyler Pham (11), San Diego, def. Javier Amantegui and Christoph Grasel, BC, 8-6 Ali Amiri and Antoine Barthe, UCI, def. Corrado Summaria and Tim Zeitvogel (13), Pepperdine, 8-6 Mor Bulis and Ryder Jackson (2), USC, def. Bruce Man-Son-Hing and Jeremy Merville, UCI, 8-6 Philip Bester, Vancouver, B.C., and Noah Gampel (9), Malibu, Calif., def. Bryce Pereira and Matthew Tsolakyan, UCLA, 9-8 (3) Derek Miller, San Diego and Hudson Rivera, Rancho Santa Fe, def. Eric Hahn, Fullerton, Calif., and Blaine Hovenier Encino, Calif., 8-4 Christopher Papa, and Ivan Smith (7), SDCC, def. Matthew Jacobs, Swampscott, Mass., and Ryan Lee, La Canada Flintridge, Calif., 8-4 Tanner Smith, and Colter Smith (3), Long Beach, Calif., def. Jan Kirchhoff and Aaro Pollanen, SDSU, 8-5 Christian Kontaxis and Neel Rajesh (14), STAN, def. Jayson Amos, Mission Viejo, Calif., and Carsten Hoffmann, Newport Beach, Calif., 8-3 Derek Austin, Mill Valley, Calif., and Max Motlagh, Dallas, def. Brady Draheim and Oscar Moraing (8), OSU, 8-5 Kent Hunter and Thomas Wright (16) CAL, def. Pietro Fellin and Pawel Zenon Jankowiak, PEPP, 8-3 Jack Katzman and Robert Liu, CMS, def. Ryan Fu and Harrison Brown (15), MICH, 8-2 Scoville Jenkins and Matej Vocel (2), OSU, def. Christopher Adams and Vincent Orlando, BALL, 8-1 Jake Berber and Daniel Park, CMS, def. David Laser, Glencoe, Ill., and Brad Livingston (14), Chicago, 8-5 Mike Mkrtchian and Matthew Sah, UCI def. Stefan Agustin Suarez and Justin Suarez, VILL, 8-1 Yuta Kkuchi and Jack Molloy, CAL, def. Tomas Kopczynski and Timothy Sah (5), STAN, 8-6 For complete scores and results, click here.